Project Description

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Quaynote has joined forces with the organisers of boot Dusseldorf to launch the European Superyacht Forum, a new one-day conference taking place on Tuesday, 21 January, 2020.

Taking place alongside boot Dusseldorf, the annual marine industry tradeshow, the European Superyacht Forum will appeal not only to regular visitors to the exhibition but to a wide international audience of yachting professionals from across Europe and further afield.

With boot Dusseldorf`s organisers supporting the European Superyacht Forum as Partners and Platinum sponsors, and with the Forum`s ideal location within the show itself, attendees will be able to make maximum use of their valuable time and resources by attending both events.

The European Superyacht Forum will tackle issues pertinent to both domestic and global superyacht industries such as Superyacht building, design, law, technology, trends and the on-board experience. The forum will combine interactive panel discussions, interviews and keynote presentations only to ensure optimum engagement with the audience.

Building on the success of Quaynote`s impressive track record of establishing long-running events in Malta, Spain, France, Greece, U.K. and multiple locations in the U.S. and Asia, The European Superyacht Forum will offer delegates the perfect opportunity for networking and business development while bringing them up-to-speed on key issues.

The European Superyacht Forum is a must-attend event for superyacht builders, designers, lawyers, corporate service providers, managers, associations, brokers, insurance specialists, captains, tax advisors, registries and anyone with a vested interest in the growth of the superyacht industry in and beyond Europe.

To register at the early bird rate please REGISTER HERE

For more information about sponsorship or speaking opportunities, please contact us now:

Lorna Titley
1 604 996 6837


Alison Singhal
44 (0) 203 560 8154

08.00Refreshments and registration
Session One: Welcome to the conference
08.55Conference organizer`s opening remarks
09.00Conference Chairman`s introduction to the conference
Session Two: Building
09.40Panel: What are the hot building trends now and for the future?
*How is the design and market for explorer yachts evolving?
*How is the yacht building industry responding to calls for sustainability?
Panellists to include:
Ewan Hind, COO,Arksen
Session Three:  Design – Interior & Exterior
*Designing outdoor entertainment and living spaces
*reducing complexity in terms of both rigging and crew
*engineering packages that offers comfort and agility on the water.
*Will we see the demise of the white “wedding cake” yacht as Millennial owners come of age?
Panellists to include:
Adrian Chisnell, Team Principal, RWD
Veronika Schmid, Gill Schmid Design
Alejandro Crespo Daroca, Yacht Designer
11.00Refreshments and Exhibition
Session Four:  Law
11.30Keynote Presentation: Building a superyacht in Germany –
*Which country`s law will you be governed by?
*Facts, Options, Legal and Fiscal Strategy
Prof. Dr. Christoph Ph. Schliessmann
Session Five: Onboard experience
*Why customized digital technology is important
*The shifting focus on yachts as home away from home
*Food & wine on board superyachts
*The growth of new superyacht destinations
*Current trends in toys and tenders
Moderated by: Alejandro Bonet Templeton, Almar Lawyers
Panellists to include:
Richard Lambert, Head of Sales, Burgess
Roger Horner, Group Managing Director, E3
Craig Barnett, Sales & Marketing Manager, Triton Submarines
Domizia Marini, Business Development, HSML
Session Six: Superyacht Trends
14.00Presentation: The Uberization of the Yachting World
*New ways of buying and owning superyachts
*How does the co-ownership model work in practice?
Matty Zadnikar, Co-Founder, SeaNet
*Environmental issues, exploration and expedition capabilities, and technological development *Bigger and bigger yachts
*Snow rooms, full gyms, IMAX theatres and popcorn machines *Getting administration, paperwork and regulatory issues organised properly by professionals
Dan Kupfer, Ocean Independence
Raf Breuls, Business Development Director Europe, SeaNet Europe
Session Seven: Technology
16.05Panel: How has customer service been impacted by technology?
* What are the pitfalls of technology tools used in the broker / charter sector?
* Has the level of customer service experienced declined or improved as a result of technology?
Toby Maclaurin, Director, Sales & Marketing, Ocean Independence
16.45Chair`s closing remarks
16.55End of conference

Ewan Hind

COO. Arksen

Adrian Chisnell

Team Principal, RWD

Veronika Schmid

Gill Schmid Design

Alejandro Crespo Daroca

Yacht Designer

Prof. Dr. Christoph Ph. Schliessmann

Alejandro Bonet Templeton

Almar Lawyers

Richard Lambert

Head of Sales, Burgess

Roger Horner

Group Managing Director, E3

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Craig Barnett

Sales & Marketing Manager, Triton Submarines

Domizia Marini

Business Development, HSML

Matty Zadnikar

Co-Founder, SeaNet

Dan Kupfer

Ocean Independence

Raf Breuls

Business Development Director Europe, SeaNet Europe

Toby Maclaurin

Director, Sales & Marketing, Ocean Independence

Location to be confirmed

Supported by:

Boot Düsseldorf, Stockumer Kirchstraße, Düsseldorf, Germany